Average Bench: 57% (581st of 1385)

Based on 79,299 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 57% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7100 averaged 43.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 73.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 93.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7100 is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7100 performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 252Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 249Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 Memory 73.3 92.7
56.6 1-Core 93.8 112
100 2-Core 167 200
64.6% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 235 290
159 8-Core 249 295
32% 242 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 64-Core 252 297
15.6% 252 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 105
2-Core 196
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 270
35% 264 Pts
64-Core 269
17% 269 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 107
2-Core 192
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 275
35% 266 Pts
64-Core 270
17% 270 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 100
2-Core 180
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 260
33% 252 Pts
64-Core 250
16% 250 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,831,490 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $117 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i3-7100 Builds (Compare 3,770 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H110M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $238

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7100 Processor (3M Cache, 3.90 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7100
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.90 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP51 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i3 processor...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

7 months ago.

this is very good for doing usual web browsing. it can play 4k video, run google chrome very good and will almost never reach 100%.


Good

23 days ago.

Can run GTA 5, CS:GO, FORTNITE(160 fps) etc


Good

2 months ago.

for way cheaper the amd ryzen 3 2200g beats the crap out of this processor thus making the core i3 obsolete right now


Good

4 years ago.

I have this cpu in my main gaming pc its a great budget gaming cpu


Good

11 months ago.

hate the fact it has 2 cores only


Good

2 months ago.

It has some interesting details. Switching from i5 6500 to try it on for size (in terms of speed primarily(.


Good

2 years ago.

beautiful option in cheap budget


Terrible

5 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

3 years ago.

dpf-hp


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